Wednesday, April 8, 2020

SOUL OF THE HOME: DESIGNING WITH ANTIQUES BY TARA SHAW



SOUL OF THE HOME: DESIGNING
WITH ANTIQUES
by Tara Shaw
Abrams, $50.00
March 2020
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


SOUL OF THE HOME: Designing With Antiques by Tara Shaw, is an absolutely brilliant book.  Each page shares the most unique room, filled with some of the most stunning antiques I have seen. There  is nothing like the eclectic mix of pieces seen in this book.  It is a must-have, friends!

Tara is known for her expertise in choosing the most fabulous French and European antiques to complete the rooms in the homes of her clients. Having been a wholesaler for 20 years, she is no stranger to antiques. Her clients include AD100 and Elle Door A-listers, Bobby McAlpine, Mary McDonald, Bunny Williams, and more.

There are 269 pages of gorgeousness for you to pore over, with my choices of several that are my favorites below, so get that cup of tea or glass of wine and ENJOY!










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PARIS POP-UP & LONDON POP-UP: DOMINIQUE ERHARD



LONDON POP-UP & PARIS POP-UP
by Dominique Ehrhard 
Rizzoli, $19.95 each
March 2020
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass

These little books are amazing. Each city scene or landmark is set against a vintage-style street map, with text on the historical background and cultural significance.  They can easily be carried in your pocket or handbag.


The London Pop-Up showcases Buckingham Palace, the House of Parliament, the London Eye, Tate Modern, Saint Paul's Cathedral, The Shard, and Tower Bridge.



and...


The Paris Pop-Up showcases the Arc de Triomphe,
Eiffel Tower, Hotel des Invalides, The Louvre, Notre-Dame,
Place des Vosges, Centre Pompidou, and Sacre-Coeur.





The creator, Dominique Ehrhard, is a renowned French paper designer, illustrator, and author of pop-up books. 

Below are images of these pop-ups. ENJOY!




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